Millie Milliken

Millie Milliken


Millie Milliken has been writing about food and drink ever since (having graduated with a philosophy degree) her post-uni career hunt thrust her very quickly into working in the hospitality industry. Since then, she’s written for vintage, theatre and events magazines – while eating and drinking her way around the country. When she isn't nursing a Gin Martini, she can usually be found in the nearest taxidermy shop, roaming in the Cotswolds or reading true crime. That or sniffing old books. Find her @millie_milliken

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Kyrö Dairy Cream lands in the UK – here's our verdict

The lactose- and gluten-free, rye whisky-based cream liqueur from the Finnish distillery has arrived just in time for Christmas.

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10 of the most exciting recent spirits launches in the UK

From vintage Cognacs and limited-edition whiskies, to Norfolk and wine-barrel-aged gins, we've rounded up some of our favourite launches this week.

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Bacardi to elimate '3,000 tons' of plastic with new bottle design

New 100% biodegradable bottles breaks down in 18 months by swapping crude oil for seed oil.

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Restaurant Six by Nico launches at-home dining service, Home-X

The new business arm has created 120 jobs and will be looking to collaborate on drinks offerings.

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Greater Manchester to move into tier 3 on Friday 23 October

After 10 days of unsuccessful talks between Mayor Andy Burnham and the PM, Manchester will now be 'forced' into tier 3.

News |  Wine

Lyme Bay Winery reports 'record alcohol levels' for Pinot Noir

The Devon-based winery is finishing up its 2020 harvest, and has found potential alcohol levels of 14.7% in its Pinot Noir grapes.

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Maxim Schulte to head up new Kol Mezcaleria

The award-winning bartender has been appointed bar manager at the new Marylebone restaurant Kol's mezcal joint.

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Declan McGurk announces new role at The Boatyard Distillery

The former director of bars at the Savoy has been appointed commercial director of the Irish spirits maker.

Podcasts

SipAdvisor: Listen to our first Imbibe podcast

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our new monthly podcast and our first episode features all-star line-up: the Artesian’s Anna Sebastian; sommelier Jan Konetzki; beer writer Pete Brown; Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby, and ciderologist Gabe Cook.

SipAdvisor special: Natural wine podcast

Following the announcement earlier this year that ‘natural wine’ has been legally recognised in France as Vin méthode nature, our first  podcast special edition is entirely dedicated to the subject.

SipAdvisor: Episode 2

In the second episode of our podcast, we look at what re-opening might look like for the UK’s pubs bars and restaurants – including an interview with on-trade marketing legend Mark McCullough about the 100 Day Playbook, a muse on PPE for hospitality staff, all accompanied by a glass of English fizz for English Wine Week.

SipAdvisor: How to tackle no shows

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this third episode, we remember some of the venues that have had to close during the Covid-19 crisis before taking a closer look at the problem of no shows

News |  People & Places

Greater Manchester to move into tier 3 on Friday 23 October

After 10 days of unsuccessful talks between Mayor Andy Burnham and the PM, Manchester will now be 'forced' into tier 3.

News |  Wine

Lyme Bay Winery reports 'record alcohol levels' for Pinot Noir

The Devon-based winery is finishing up its 2020 harvest, and has found potential alcohol levels of 14.7% in its Pinot Noir grapes.

News |  People & Places

Maxim Schulte to head up new Kol Mezcaleria

The award-winning bartender has been appointed bar manager at the new Marylebone restaurant Kol's mezcal joint.

News |  People & Places

Declan McGurk announces new role at The Boatyard Distillery

The former director of bars at the Savoy has been appointed commercial director of the Irish spirits maker.

News |  Wine

So, what's new in the world of orange wine in 2020? We ask the on-trade

As the UK gets its first dedicated orange wine bar, Millie Milliken takes a look at how the perpetual ‘next big thing’ in wine is performing in the on-trade.

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Hospitality industry congregates in Parliament Square for HospoDemo

Celebrity chefs, bartenders and sommeliers among the crowds at today's peaceful protest (19 October) at 11am.

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Inclusion this way: Making hospitality spaces trans-friendly

Debate around transphobia flooded Twitter this summer, and transgender inclusivity continues to be an important conversation. Millie Milliken talks to the on-trade about how we can make our hospitality spaces more welcoming to the trans community.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Hospitality Gin continues to raise money for the industry

Profits from sales go to The Drinks Trust and Hospitality Action to help support workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

News |  Wine

So, what's new in the world of orange wine in 2020? We ask the on-trade

As the UK gets its first dedicated orange wine bar, Millie Milliken takes a look at how the perpetual ‘next big thing’ in wine is performing in the on-trade.

News |  People & Places

Hospitality industry congregates in Parliament Square for HospoDemo

Celebrity chefs, bartenders and sommeliers among the crowds at today's peaceful protest (19 October) at 11am.

News |  People & Places

Inclusion this way: Making hospitality spaces trans-friendly

Debate around transphobia flooded Twitter this summer, and transgender inclusivity continues to be an important conversation. Millie Milliken talks to the on-trade about how we can make our hospitality spaces more welcoming to the trans community.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Hospitality Gin continues to raise money for the industry

Profits from sales go to The Drinks Trust and Hospitality Action to help support workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.